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Word and Radical Components of 火车

The Chinese word 火车 is analysed below into its constituent words and the words into radicals. By seeing the breakdown of the word in this way you can more easily learn and recognise the word.


Component Pinyin Meanings
火车 huǒchē 1. n. train
      火車 ^上海。 - I am going to Shanghai by train.
2. usage. 火車/火车 refers to the train itself and to the mode of transportation. So it is used in terms related to the railway.火車/火车 in the previous term.

火车 ⇨ 火 + 车
Component Pinyin Meanings
huǒ 1. fire; flame
2. fire (as a disaster); inferno
3. red; fiery; bright; brilliant
4. to burn down
5. light; torch
6. anger; rage; wrath
7. to become enraged
8. angry; furious
9. (TCM) internal heat
10. firearm; ammunition; weapon
11. war; warfare
12. thriving; brisk
13. urgent; pressing
14. (neologism) to become popular; to go viral
15. Short for 火星 (Mars)
chē 1. vehicle; car
2. machine; instrument
3. to tailor or sew using a sewing machine
     車衫 - to sew clothes with a sewing machine
4. (Cantonese) to drive somebody; to give somebody a ride
      可以 地鐵 ? - Can you drive me to the MTR station?
5. (Sichuanese) to rotate
6. usage. 車 is a collective term for all types of vehicles with wheel(s). Additional morphemes are added in front to specify the type of the vehicle. For example:
     汽車 - car
     火車 - train
     自行車 - bicycle
     嬰兒車 - pram
7. (Chinese chess) chariot; rook

车 ⇨ 一 + + 十
Component Pinyin Meanings
1. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №1
2. one
3. each; every
4. single; alone
5. whole; entire; all: throughout
6. same; identical
7. (With the verb modified reduplicated, expressing the transience of the verb.)
8.    (Indicating that the action has occurred only once.)
9.    (Indicating the intention to try.)
10. once; as soon as; upon
1.
shí 1. ten
2. (figurative) topmost; utmost
3. (figurative) complete